Table 13_1_2-4b

2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.

Table 13_1_2.4b
Children who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 12 months who usually got appointments as soon as wanted, by ethnicity, United States, 2006
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 22.90.922.21.021.71.125.82.025.81.9
Age0–522.51.421.61.520.21.728.43.826.62.6
6–1723.01.022.61.122.61.424.41.825.22.2
GenderMale22.51.121.71.221.41.326.72.626.62.5
Female23.21.122.81.222.01.524.92.525.02.3
Family incomeaNegative/poor25.41.923.72.124.43.125.83.229.53.4
Near poor/low22.21.722.42.222.52.623.53.521.62.6
Middle21.71.420.61.519.91.729.63.627.93.8
High23.01.523.01.622.31.823.74.223.15.5
Health insuranceAny private22.31.121.91.121.71.322.52.125.83.2
Public only23.61.522.92.021.72.327.43.225.22.3
Uninsured25.93.724.24.8DSUDSUDSUDSU29.65.1
Residence locationbMetropolitan23.11.022.31.121.51.226.62.226.42.1
  Large central metro24.51.623.12.123.32.725.72.927.72.4
  Large fringe metro20.71.620.61.819.62.026.33.821.03.4
  Medium metro25.32.225.02.024.62.229.25.727.06.7
  Small metro21.12.619.42.616.83.1DSUDSU32.78.4
Nonmetropolitan21.42.121.72.322.42.619.24.018.24.4
  Micropolitan21.72.922.33.222.73.7DSUDSU16.34.8
  Noncore20.72.920.53.022.03.3DSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish22.20.922.01.021.71.125.01.823.82.6
Other27.92.528.05.4DSUDSUDSUDSU27.82.8
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good22.80.922.21.021.61.125.92.026.02.0
Fair/poor23.14.023.74.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
CSHCNYes26.81.626.91.828.52.123.42.826.43.8
No21.51.020.51.019.11.226.42.325.82.1

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

b For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: CSHCN: children with special health care needs; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

 

Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 13_1_2-4b: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr09/13_timeliness/T13_1_2-4b.html